Actor Colin Firth has said the director of Kingsman: The Secret Service, Matthew Vaughn, cast him in the film because he was so unlikely to be seen as a villain.
The release of the film American Sniper has led to an increase in threats against Muslims in the US, an Arab-American civil rights group says.
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says it is 'perfectly legitimate' for SNP MPs to vote on issues such as health service because of their direct impact on Scotland's budget.
Michael Carberry helps Perth Scorchers beat Kevin Pietersen's Melbourne Stars to reach the Australian Big Bash final.
Studies have shown that diversity in the workplace leads to higher revenues and dividends, but there are still road-blocks on the route to achieving a more balanced labour force.
Bradford City boss Phil Parkinson refused Jose Mourinho's handshake before full time in the 4-2 FA Cup win over Chelsea.
A lock of President Abraham Lincoln's hair fetches $25,000 (£16,600) at an auction of memorabilia that sells for more than $800,000 in total.
Guns, ammunition and suspected pipe bomb parts had been found during an overnight search of a house in west Belfast, police say.
More than 500 men volunteer for DNA screening to eliminate themselves from suspicion in the hunt for the killer of a woman in West Sussex.
An MEP who has defected to the Conservatives had "reached the end of the road" with UKIP, party leader Nigel Farage says.
A cruise ship with more than 1,000 people on board was left temporarily without power off the coast of Morocco after a fire in the engine room.
The Indonesian official leading efforts to recover AirAsia flight QZ850 says the fuselage appears to be too fragile to be lifted, after failed bids to raise it.
The family of a murdered Irish police officer will mark the second anniversary of his death at a church service later, as his colleagues renew their appeal for information.
Police are continuing to investigate two crashes on the M4 involving a small coach and six vehicles which caused 28 people to be taken to hospital.
The expansion of Ulster University's Magee campus in Londonderry would be an economic "game-changer" for the area, a leading Derry businessman says.
Fighters from the Islamist militant group Boko Haram launch an attack on the key city of Maiduguri in north-eastern Nigeria, reports say.
The 'deflate-gate' saga has been eating up column inches and causing outrage all week, with chat-show hosts, cartoonists and even Kevin Costner having their say.
A missing dog whose owner hired a helicopter to look for her is found drowned a few miles from where she disappeared on Anglesey.
Police in Kosovo have fired teargas to disperse thousands of ethnic Albanians after violence at the end of an anti-government protest in the capital Pristina on Saturday.
Michael Keaton's film Birdman emerges as a strong contender for the Academy Awards after being given the Producers Guild of America's top award.